San Francisco--BioSpace.com, a business-to-business portal for the life sciences industry, has
named Les Mann exec VP-marketing and sales. Previously, Mr. Mann was senior VP-merchant sales at Visa International subsidiary Visa USA, Foster City, Calif. He will head all BioSpace.com's marketing and sales initiatives. Mr. Mann's departure marks Visa USA's second
recent loss of key personnel to pure-play dot-com companies. In October, Michael Beindorff, the
newly appointed CEO of eVisa, Visa USA's e-commerce banking unit, left to join San Francisco-
based online pharmacy PlanetRx.com as exec VP-COO.